Grave Camp Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Grave Camp Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,560m
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Gullies: 
Slightly Impacted
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Vegetation Cover: 
Slightly Impacted
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
18
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Comments on Restoration: 
•Gully in top NW corner of meadow - localized impacts. •Channel size:present-day is large, maybe grazing widened channel. This would mean a big restoration project, disbursed through meadow. •Wilderness setting: hard to access.
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Number of Headcuts: 
0
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
Yes
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
No
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
No
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Comments
General Comments: 
•Check historic channel size, large main channel may have been created by earlier grazing. • Main stream channel is up to 4ft deep throughout meadow. •This was a big water year. Meadow flows were over bankful and 90-95% meadow surface has water. Water input from main channel in addition to many tributaries from cliff faces and ground water discharge from slopes. •Hydrogeomorphic types: riparian low gradient, dry, discharge slope.

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